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John Codman Ropes: A Lawyer’s Historian

Richard F. Miller

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay connects the life of John Codman Ropes, lawyer, historian, and founder of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, with the society's purposes and the type of Civil War histories ... More


Introduction

Sanders Marble

in Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The introduction establishes a framework for the book. For armies, physical standards are practical requirements for military service that are absent for civilians. But disability is a construct ... More


Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Sanders Marble (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book looks at the boundary of military history and disability history. Rather than looking at veterans, it looks at case studies of how armies have defined standard and substandard, and have ... More


Introduction

Gerhard P. Gross (ed.)

in The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175416
eISBN:
9780813175447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In the collective memory, the concept of the First World War is pervaded by the trauma of the modern technologized war on the western front, whereas the events and battles on the eastern front of ... More


Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632018
eISBN:
9781469632032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the Vietnam War divided the nation, a network of antiwar coffeehouses appeared in the towns and cities outside American military bases. Owned and operated by civilian activists, GI coffeehouses ... More


Introduction: Politicizing the Soldier Image in Modern Chinese History

Yan Xu

in The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction first provides a historical background for the book during the period from the 1924 establishment of the Whampoa Military Academy to the 1945 end of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Xu ... More


Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany

Heather R. Perry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089244
eISBN:
9781781707982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089244.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a critical examination of the relationships between war, medicine, and the pressures of modernization in the waning stages of the German Empire. Through her examination of wartime ... More


The Tang Renaissance

Richard L. Davis

in Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Fifteen years surely seemed an eternity to Cunxu, on the eve of securing the elusive conquest of the Liang. The man derided a decade ago as, “the kid who fancies cockfights,” had turned the corner as ... More


Conclusions

Sanders Marble

in Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines similarities and differences of the case studies in this book. Grouping sub-standard men into separate units and giving them secondary tasks has worked, and is easier to manage ... More


Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Gina M. Martino

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640990
eISBN:
9781469641010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Across the borderlands of the early American northeast, New England, New France, and Native nations deployed women with surprising frequency to the front lines of wars that determined control of ... More


Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Richard L. Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Later Tang was the first of several ephemeral states created by the Shatuo Turks in tenth-century China and Li Cunxu, a martial genius, was its founder. In fifteen years, he turned a small ... More


Clean Minded Separatists and the Mob: P.S. O’Hegarty and the Ambiguous Victory of Sinn Fein

Frances Flanagan

in Remembering the Revolution: Dissent, Culture, and Nationalism in the Irish Free State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739159
eISBN:
9780191802225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739159.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapter 3 tells the story of P.S. O’Hegarty’s life and his complex and contradictory reflections on the Irish revolution, most notably through his 1924 book, The Victory of Sinn Fein. In contrast to ... More


Introduction

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

While many German military historians resist studying operational theory directly in favor of examining the political and cultural efforts necessary to sustain warfare, this introduction argues for a ... More


Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation

Matthew Ford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190623869
eISBN:
9780190686574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623869.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book examines Western military technological innovation through the lens of developments in small arms during the twentieth century. These weapons have existed for centuries, appear to have ... More


Conclusions

Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun

in Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

The conclusion of the book that summarizes the chapters and briefly discusses the major historical questions. The book suggests that Hong Kong was strategically important in the history of East Asia ... More


The Prodigal Son

Richard L. Davis

in Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Footing in two cultures proved a mixed blessing for Li Cunxu (885–926), the object of much envy in his day. Through paternal ties to the Shatuo-Turks of Inner Asia, he projected the martial panache ... More


Introduction

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The introduction presents the key distinguishing factors separating the experiences of Americans in CAPs from those in regular U.S. military units in Vietnam. It provides a short overview of life for ... More


Schools of Citizenship

Erik Mathisen

in The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636320
eISBN:
9781469636344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636320.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Conceived in war, the Confederate States of America was a nation-state built around its military. As this chapter argues, military service quickly became fused with ideas about Confederate ... More


Vassals and Kings

Richard L. Davis

in Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Death has a way of destabilizing empires organized around hereditary succession, yet transitions for the Shatuo Turks proved more volatile than most. Li Keyong died of a brain tumor on the nineteenth ... More


The Smithsonian Curates America’s Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores the evolution of the Smithsonian museums, including failed attempts to establish a national war museum, before focusing on one exhibition at its National Museum of American ... More


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